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Las Vegas doctor's license suspended over the use of propofol

Physician assistant also under investigation
Posted at 11:50 PM, Aug 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 09:16:18-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas doctor and a physician assistant are under investigation and their medical licenses have been suspended.

The Nevada Board of Medical Examiners says Dr. Maryanne DeForest Phillips gave propofol to at least 72 patients before performing invasive procedures in their facility which wasn't licensed for that.

The physician assistant was identified as Tammy Lynn Hankins.

Propofol is the same drug that killed singer and dancer Michael Jackson.

Investigators say they found 52 violations at Vida Spa located near Rainbow Boulevard and Desert Inn Road.